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by Albert Kinross
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LibriVox recording of The Fearsome Island , by Albert Kinross. Read by Ruth Golding . No ordinary sailor's tale, this. Based allegedly on the real experiences of Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, this is a story of shipwreck on an uncharted island and his supernatural adventures there with a witch, a hairy man, and various devilish devices and traps. The author, Kinross, adds an appendix purporting to explain the marvels which Fordred encountered. Kinross claims to have stolen the...
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Topics: librivox, audio book, adventure, fantasy, supernatural, magic, shipwreck, Hythe, Diego Rodriguez,...
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by Algernon Blackwood
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LibriVox recording of The Willows, by Algernon Blackwood. Read by Michael Thomas Robinson. A tale of horror in which a pleasant sojourn down the Danube tumbles terrifyingly awry as the veil between this world and an unfathomably weird dimension is inadvertently pierced by an innocent pair of vacationers, "The Willows", arguably Algernon Blackwood's seminal contribution to supernatural literature, has had a lasting influence on the field. No less a personage than H. P. Lovecraft...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, horror, supernatural, mystery, suspense, weird
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Ann Radcliffe
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LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of Udolpho , by Ann Radcliffe. Considered a change agent in early Gothic romance; oft-referenced in later literary works or paid homage to by such authors as Jane Austen (influential novel ready by her heroine, Catherine Morland, in Northanger Abbey ); Edgar Allen Poe (borrowed plot elements for the short story The Oval Portrait ); and Sir Walter Scott. - In The Mysteries of Udolpho , one of the most famous and popular gothic novels of the eighteenth century,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, audio book, literature, udolpho, austen, radcliffe, mystery
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Ann Radcliffe
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LibriVox recording of A Sicilian Romance, by Ann Radcliffe. Read by Betsie Bush. A Sicilian Romance is a Gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe. It was her second published work, and was first published anonymously in 1790. The plot concerns the turbulent history of the fallen aristocrats of the house of Mazzini, on the northern shore of Sicily, as related by a tourist who becomes intrigued by the stories of a monk he meets in the ruins of their doomed castle. The introduction to the 'Worlds Classics'...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, romance, tragedy, fiction, adventure
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Ann Radcliffe
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LibriVox recording of The Italian, by Ann Radcliffe. The love story between a nobleman and a beautiful lady whom he meets in church leads both of them to unexpected places, as many people would not put up with their love. This novel is considered to be one of the best Gothic novels ever written, by one of the first (and best) writers of the genre. How does an "indecent" love story become a Gothic tale? What is the outcome of this love story? If you want to know, read this book....
Topics: Mystery, Gothic, romance, Librivox, literature, audiobook
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anne Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte The novel tells the story of Agnes Grey, the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn the money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era – the role of governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families (the Bloomfields and the Murrays), she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to...
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Topics: fiction, novel, literature, agnes, grey, anne, bronte, audio books, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anne Brontë
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LibriVox recording of Agnes Grey (Version 3) by Anne Brontë. Read in English by Libby Gohn Anne Bronte's semi-autobiographic novel about Agnes Grey, a young woman who becomes a governess to support her family, but finds her new career more difficult than she expected. - Summary by Libby Gohn For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, england, feminism, governess, semi-autobiographical
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, old English, poetry, hero, Grendel, Dane
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of the Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Mark F. Smith. Imagine a strange, tropical place that is almost inaccessible. Time appears to have stood still there. Species of animal and plant life not seen elsewhere on Earth, except in the fossil record, inhabit the place. The lakes heave with the shapes of huge grey bulks moving under the surface. The woods are places where chittering cries move about above your head, as powerful apes move swiftly in the canopy of...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, fiction, adventure, dinosaurs, apemen, exploration, expedition
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by August von Kotzebue
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LibriVox recording of Lover's Vows, by August van Kotzebue and Elizabeth Inchbald. Lovers' Vows (1798), a play by Elizabeth Inchbald arguably best known now for having been featured in Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park (1814), is one of at least four adaptations of August von Kotzebue's Das Kind der Liebe (1780; literally "Child of Love," or "Natural Son," as it is often translated), all of which were published between 1798 and 1800. Inchbald's version is the only one to...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, lover's vows, drama, kotzebue, inchbald
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text